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Summary

The second title in Genevieve Cogman's The Invisible Library series, The Masked City is a wonderful listen for all those who enjoyed Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair or Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London.

Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds. 

Kai's dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people - and the forces of order and chaos themselves. 

Irene's mission to save Kai and avert Armageddon will take her to a dark, alternate Venice where it's always Carnival. Here Irene will be forced to blackmail, fast talk and fight. Or face death.  

The Masked City contains bonus extra content - secrets from the Library! Continue the bookish magic with The Burning Page.

©2015 Genevieve Cogman (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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After reading book 1 and enjoying it, I was looking forward to book 2, sadly it did not hold the same interest. Quite simply I was bored. I would say that It might interest a young teenager. Unfortunately, that’s the only encouraging thing I can say.

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  • 15-11-21

Excellent Story, Mediocre Reading

Great sequel to the fantastic first book! The performance is okay, but a little annoying - some of the characters have similar voices, and long pauses between words makes speed adjustment frustrating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-10-21

Will be a regular listen!

The story is quick, fun, and adventurous! I love the narrator and her character voices.

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  • Ginny Meier
  • 26-05-21

This series is fun!

Inventive and adventurous, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is the 2nd in a series and I recommend them.

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  • 29-04-21

Another

excellent Invisible Library installment. Easy to recommend as a wonderful reading experience with characters to be enjoyed.